Recent Staff Moves, As Reported By Legistorm:
Got a question about member services on the House Republican side? Natalie Joyce is who you need to see because she’s the new Deputy Chief of Staff for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). Natalie has been with McCarthy since January 2011. She’s a 2008 BA graduate in communications and public relations from Mississippi State University.
First jobs on the Hill can be both exciting and challenging as Rachel Marshall is now discovering, being the new Legislative Assistant to Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.). Before coming aboard with Speier, Marshall was with with the Campaign for Youth Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union. Rachel was awarded her BS in political science in 2009 from Ball State University and her law degree in 2016 from the American University Washington College of Law.
You may know Daniel Bucheli as president of the Republican Communicators Association but he’s also just returned to a familiar position, Communications Director for Rep. Ross Spano (R-FL). Previously, he served a stint with the Trump re-election campaign as Deputy Press Secretary and before that was Spano’s CD. Johns Hopkins University awarded Daniel an MA in public policy and political communication in 2015 and in 2010 he earned a BA in government and world affairs from the University of Tampa.
Robert Duncan is the new Senate Republican Secretary, working for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). It’s familiar territory for Robert because he’s been in the Secretary’s office since 2012, as assistant secretary and a floor assistant. Robert got his BS in communications at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1999. Go Vols!
Jim Warren spent nearly five productive years working for Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), and now he’s starting his duties as Legislative Assistant to Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC). It appears Warren has the Carolinas covered! His undergraduate degree in economics and business was awarded in 2017 by Hampton-Sydney College.
Did You Know?
Some people use their time working on the Hill to prepare for careers working for their state legislature, according to Legistorm:
“At least two percent of state legislative staffers across four states have prior experience working for members of Congress (124 out of 5,941 staffers), according to LegiStorm data, which now tracks state-level staff.
“The data currently covers staff of legislators, committees and leadership offices working for the California, New York, Pennsylvania and Michigan legislatures, with the remaining states to be added over the next few months.”
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Check out this five-part HillFaith series by Bret Bernhardt, former chief of staff for Senators Don Nickle (R-Okla.) and Jim DeMint (R-S.C.). Bernhardt has a wealth of experience, insider insight, how-tos and obscure terms (know what a “golden reference” is on the Hill?), plus lots of helpful links.